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May 18, 2015: Changes Coming To I-95 Express, Florida Leads In Boating Accidents

  Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:

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5:44 -- A look back at Miami's McDuffie riots, which happened 35 years ago.

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5:32 -- The fight over circumcising a four-year-old Palm Beach County boy headed to court.

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5:04 -- A new welcome center is opening in Little Haiti.

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4:44 -- A visit to a strip mall charter school that specializes in students at risk of dropping out.

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4:32 -- Presidential candidate Marco Rubio explains why he withdrew money from his retirement account last year.

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4:04 -- Hialeah is celebrating a new arts district.

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1:04 -- More people are visiting Florida, so many that the state may break 100 million visitors this year.

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10:04 Education Commissioner Pam Stewart says she is largely meeting goals leading Florida schools. The State Board of Education is scheduled to talk about Stewart's performance this week. Stewart's 359 page self-evaluation is mostly positive.

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9:35 Of the more than 600 charter schools in Florida, some focus on the arts, some on sciences. Others are high schools that help students who are at risk for not finishing or dropping out completely.

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9:04 More plastic poles are going up on the I-95 express lanes. The Florida Department of Transportation is beginning their "Phase II" expansion of the toll-lanes that will eventually stretch to Davie Boulevard.

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8:30 There's a massive effort underway to clear up a failed reef project off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.
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8:20 In a couple of years, Floridians will be able to register online to vote - as residents can already do in 20 other states.
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8:04 Changes are coming to the I-95 express lanes. More plastic poles are going up, and some drivers may need to adjust their routes.
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7:43 Of the more than 600 charter schools in Florida, some focus on the arts, some on sciences. Others are high schools that help students who are at risk for not finishing or dropping out completely.
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7:30 Health care's a growing industry. But not all health care jobs are created equal. Today, the board that oversees Florida's universities will look at whether Florida graduates enough health care workers to meet demand.
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7:20 A new law restricts drone photography of private property in Florida without written consent of the owner. But it might not do much to curb nuisance drones.
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7:04 Hialeah is unveiling an arts district in its southeastern industrial corridor.
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6:43 Thirty-five years later, we recall the riots that set part of Miami on fire.
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6:30 There's a massive effort underway to clear up a failed reef project off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.
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6:20 In a couple of years, Floridians will be able to register online to vote as residents can already do in 20 other states.
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6:04 Changes are coming to the I-95 express lanes. More plastic poles are going up, and some drivers may need to adjust their routes.